If you haven’t seen the latest trend in off-road bikes you’re in for a treat. The newer ultra fat tire bikes are opening up new opportunities for riding. The increased traction and flotation characteristics of the 3-5″ wide tires take snow and packed sand in stride. Add in the electric assist component and now you’ve got a lunar rover-esque package that delivers an out-of-this-world fun factor. Seriously, you need to check these out.
Our version is the Origin8 Crawler with a Bafang mid drive electric system added for that extra punch that elevates this rig from “good” to “awesome”. Its a 750 watt motor, 48 volt lithium battery setup that pairs nicely with the NuVinci variable geared rear hub that comes stock on the Crawler. The power is delivered either via manual thumb throttle or multiple levels of pedal assist. Since its intended for off-road riding the bike is able to exceed the federal on-road 20 mph speed limit with an exciting 26 mph top end. Stronger riders can push it even further if they so desire. Besides the faster speed the beefy drive system delivers incredible power to get you up, over, and through just about any conditions you can find on the planet. This thing is a beast!
Avid BB7 disc brakes keep things under control and a clean, easy-to-read display monitors all the electrical as well as speed and distance details. The bike is a solid entry in the fat tire field and the electric assist system from Bafang is a treat to behold. We think its a winning combination that’s value priced at $3499. We’re also excited to see somebody get out and start enjoying it as soon as possible so we’re taking an additional $300 off that price. If you’ve been wondering what the new fat tire bike buzz is all about, now’s the time to come see for yourself. I promise you’ll be amazed!